About Astra

Astra is Sarah Wray’s freelance book marketing and editorial consultancy. 

Working for clients such as September Publishing, Liminal 11, Avery Hill PublishingStraightforward Publishing / Emerald Guides, Seven Stories Press, and many more, I provide a range of book marketing and editorial services, as well as assisting with publishing operations and production.

I cut my teeth at the heart of the British indie publishing industry, working for the UK’s leading independent book distributor, Turnaround, from 2012-2017. I managed the Marketing & Publicity team here for over three years.

While working toward my MA in Publishing at Kingston University, I learned the ropes as an intern with Zed Books and The British Museum Press‘s research publications division.

I studied technical writing and creative writing during my undergrad. Here I undertook projects that qualified me in technical and professional writing, as well as the full editorial process, proofreading, basic design and production, audience analysis and user testing.

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BA Technical Writing (minor Creative Writing)       Missouri State University
MA Publishing and the Creative Economy        Kingston University London

Intermediate Member of the Society for Editors & Proofreaders

Supplier Member of the Independent Publishers Guild
IPG Supplier 2018